It took me a few chapters to really get in to this book, but once I did I was hooked. Uglies is the story of a world sometime in the future where on your 16th birthday everyone gets plastic surgery to become a “pretty”. When you are a teenager, before you turn 16 and have the surgery you are known as an ugly. Everyone on their 16th birthday gets to turn into a supermodel, move in to “new pretty town”, and go to lavish parties and just enjoy being fabulous.
The main character Tally is getting ready to turn 16, but she starts to discover some things no one ever talks about. Things the people in charge want to keep a secret. Tally makes friends with a girl named Shay and she introduces her to a whole new world outside of the pretties. But Tally is torn because she has always wanted to be a pretty so she gets put in a very bad position and may have to betray her friend.
This is the first book of a trilogy. I am currently on the last book and can’t wait to see how it ends for Tally and her friends. If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, you would probably enjoy these too as they have very similar themes.
I give this one 4 out of 5 stars.